Veteran Resources

Welcome Veterans!

The Veteran Resources office is located on the Donaldson Campus in room 119, serves as a liaison for G.I. Bill education benefits between Helena College, the Veterans Administration, and the student. We are dedicated to assisting veterans and dependents with military benefits while on the path to achieving their academic goals.

Office hours: 7:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

Contact: 406-447-6953,

Military Transcripts

Federal Regulations require colleges to evaluate prior credits and apply them to a student's degree program. To obtain your military transcripts, register at the following link:

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Veteran Mentor Program

This program connects incoming veterans and dependents with peer veteran mentors, who are proud to partner with and befriend new students navigating to Helena College.

Veteran's Club

This club is a student organization fostering camaraderie, patriotism, and support of veterans and military dependents.


Free and confidential counseling is provided by a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor well versed with stress, PTSD, anxiety, and family issues. Family members are invited and the sessions can remain nameless and paperless.

Free wellness/mental health counseling is provided by Helena College.


  • Veteran Resources - 447.6953
  • TRiO - 447.6956
  • Disability Services - 447.6952
  • Student Support Center - 447.6939

Also, free, 24/7 access to suicide counseling is available by texting mt to 741-741


Check out the myriad of scholarships, including military specific prospects.



Montana University System Veterans Assistance

  • On Campus Free Mental Health Counseling: Call 447-6953 or 447-6956 to schedule an appointment.
  • G.I. Bill Eligibility, Education & Training Programs, Licenses/Certifications: Ken Gemlich, MT OPI, 406-444-4122
  • GoArmy Tuition Assistance Education Service Officer: 406-324-3236
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31): Arturo Espinoza 406-495-2013
  • Navigating the VA and Unresolved Problems: Bruce Knutson, Senator Jon Tester's office 406-449-5401
  • Veterans Administration Regional Muskogee, OK, Office: 1-888-442-4551
  • Monthly Enrollment Certification for Chapter 30 & 1606: 1-877-823-2378
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